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Chennai in Lonely Planet 2015 list of top 10 cities to visit

The list is topped by Singapore with Namibia and Lithuania occupying the second and the third spot respectively

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail for killing girlfriend

Both the prosecution and the defence have the right to appeal against the verdict

Happy New Year set to record the widest release for a Bollywood film

Happy New Year marks the coming together of director Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, after the success of the pair in films such as Main Hoon Na ...

Now, get ready for 'Made in China' weddings

The Chinese govt is also planning to promote its cities as destination wedding spots for Indians

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The disappearing Jewish community of Kolkata

The Jewish community played a significant role in the mercantile development of the city. Now with only around 30 of its members remaining, an ...

Back from the dead

Doctors says this new procedure could save the lives of more than 30% heart transplant patients by increasing supply of suitable donors

Swiss pianist Dominique Barthassat explores sound architecture

Sound and space share an unexplored relationship. A Swiss pianist-composer tries to unravel it

Film Review: Brad Pitt takes on Nazis again in war drama Fury

Fury is well acted, has taken the trouble to be minutely authentic and is crisply edited, yet falls short of making a lasting impression

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Being dressy

The author takes designer and stylist Aniket Satam to assess the new collection of dresses by Being Human

Facebook teeming with lonely hearts, finds study

The University of Wisconsin study found that the lonelier someone is, the longer he or she spends time on Facebook

Your fashion has a star-sign

The zodiac is now dictating your hair colour, shoe style and even the ingredients in your meal

Designer Vaishali Shadangule gives old India a new look

Designer Vaishali Shadangule uses traditional weaves and textiles in Western and contemporary dresses

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Book Review: Half Girlfriend is half inane, half caricature

A review of Chetan Bhagat's latest novel

The contradictory Hindustani

Iqbal's contradictions and complications make him very human and interesting. Still, few in India have bothered to explore his life, work and ...

Google's smart creatives

Remember Google Books, the grand project to digitise all the books on earth? It began in 2002 when Co-Founder Larry Page was wondering if it was ...

Two puppets and a marionette

In Nehru and Bose, Rudrangshu Mukherjee points out that both were manipulated by Gandhiji who preferred Nehru. The difference, he says, is that ...

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Alok Chandra

The rise and return of Grover Vineyards
Alok Chandra

Grover Art Series Sauvignon Blanc 2014 bagged the Sauvignon Blanc International Trophy at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards held in Hong Kong ...

Mitali Saran

Unity in diversity
Mitali Saran

Modi's silence only amplifies the ugly symphony of misogyny, jingoism and communalism that is rising again. Who needs Halloween when you've got ...

Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain: Is Swachh Bharat repeating mistakes of the past?
Sreenivasan Jain

India's proposed toilet revolution is all set to repeat mistakes of the past

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Books by football legends make for a literary kick-off

The literary season in football is here with Luis Suarez, Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand discussing their controversial careers

The final whistle

Bogged down by inefficient administration and unable to attract financing, the once legendary football clubs of Kolkata are fading into ...

Chess (#1120)

Team Anand is packing for Sochi, going by the pictures tweeted from Viswanathan Anand's account

Chess (#1119)

The Open section of the World Juniors saw a tight finish. Lu Shanglei took the title with a last-round win

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Action all the way

The Triumph Speed Triple, the star of a popular Hollywood action film, is in India. Ride it at your risk

Locking horns at the top

Apart from being the only all-wheel-drive sports utility vehicle in the entry-level luxury segment, the new Audi Q3 Dynamic also has adjustable ...

Three cheers

The top three hatchbacks in the market - the Fiat Punto Evo, Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo - go through their paces. The author finds ...

Mercedes-Benz GLA: Cute sports utility vehicle

It's in the looks department that Mercedes-Benz's new compact sports utility vehicle, the GLA, scores over its competition in the luxury segment

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Venkatesh Kini

Lunch with BS: Venkatesh Kini

Evolution, not revolution, is the basis of Coca-Cola India CEO Venkatesh Kini's strategy to keep India's status as the cola multinational's ...

Harit Nagpal

Lunch with BS: Harit Nagpal

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Meena Ganesh & K Ganesh

Dinner with BS: Meena & K Ganesh

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...